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8087 was the first math coprocessor for 16-bit processors designed by Intel.

It was built to pair with 8086 and 8088. **The purpose of 8087 was to speed up the computations involving floating point calculations. **Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of simple numbers is not the coprocessor’s job. It does all the calculations involving floating point numbers like scientific calculations and algebraic functions.

Reference : http://www.eazynotes.com/notes/microprocessor/Slides/math-co-processor-8087-handouts.pdf